Feeling Fibrant! Apple & Oat Breakfast Muffins


Feeling Fibrant! Apple & Oat Breakfast Muffins


Feeling Fibrant! Apple & Oat Breakfast Muffins

As we slide into November, it’s important that we still follow the principals of what Cholesterol awareness messages we learnt throughout October……Quaker Oats is encouraging consumers to increase the amount of soluble fibre in their diets as it has been linked to lowering cholesterol. The #FeelingFibrant campaign aims to get consumers creative in the kitchen by boosting their fibre intake with some exciting oat based recipes, and here’s mine, delicious and easy to make Apple & Oat Breakfast Muffins.


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Now, I am a BG fan of oats and use them all the time in my recipes, as well as starting each day with a big bowl of creamy porridge. However, nice though porridge is, it’s sometimes good to ring the changes and so I created these tasty Apple & Oat Breakfast Muffins as an alternative way to start the day – plus, they make the perfect treat for Elevenses or an afternoon snack when added to the school or office lunchbox. These muffins are low in sugar and fat and have juicy apples in them as well as high fibre oats, but they are still packed with flavour and don’t taste “healthy” in a dry bran way! The recipe makes 12 muffins and you can use any eating apples that are in season, I used home grown Coxes Orange Pippins.


Coxes Orange Pippins Apples

Oats take centre stage in the fight to lower cholesterol as oats contain a form of soluble fibre called beta glucan, which has been shown to lower blood cholesterol. High levels of blood cholesterol can increase the risk of heart disease; they are a fantastic breakfast choice, yet versatile enough to be used in a variety of dishes that can be eaten throughout the day, and that’s why I’ve teamed up with Quaker Oats and created an easy and nutritious recipe that’ll definitely have you going back for more.


Apple & Oat Breakfast Muffins

Competition time! Now you’ve seen my recipe suggestions I’d love to see yours! Do you have a favourite recipe using oats? Let me know what it is in the comment box below and I will choose my favourite to win a three month supply of Quaker Oats porridge and a three month subscription to Abel & Cole fresh fruit delivery – which is a FAB prize to win!

HOW TO ENTER: Just leave your recipe below in my comments box, and I’ll pick my favourite in three days time – it’s as easy as that.



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Prize: 

A three month supply of Quaker Oats porridge sachets
A three month fruit delivery from Abel & Cole

T & C’s
These prizes are offered by Quaker Oats and I am hosting it on behalf of them. You must be over 18yrs old to enter. Please note, I am not responsible for posting the prize out or providing it.  The winner will be notified within 7 days of the closing date. The prize is as stated: no cash alternatives are available. This competition is open to UK entrants only. 


Apple & Oat Muffins

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Apple and Oat Breakfast Muffins

Apple and Oat Breakfast Muffins – easy to make and a fabulous alternative to a bowl of porridge for breakfast. Low in fat and high in fibre.

Ingredients

  • 125g self raising flour
  • 75g wholemeal flour
  • 75g oats
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 3 small eating apples (peeled, cored and finely diced)
  • 50g low-fat spread (such as Flora)
  • 150mls skimmed milk
  • 1 large free range egg beaten with 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • extra oats for dusting

Note

Apple and Oat Breakfast Muffins – easy to make and a fabulous alternative to a bowl of porridge for breakfast. Low in fat and high in fibre.

Directions

Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 200C and line or grease a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases or low-fat spray.
Step 2 Mix the flours, oats and sugar together and then add the chopped apples.
Step 3 Melt the spread and add it to the flour and apple mixture, then pour the milk, egg and yoghurt mixture in. Mix well but do NOT over mix.
Step 4 Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin – sprinkle the oats over the top and bake in the pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the muffins are well risen and golden brown.
Step 5 Allow to cool in tin before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.


Apple and Oat Muffins

This blog post was commissioned by Quaker Oats and Foodies100 as part of the Quaker Oats #FeelingFibrant campaign. I was compensated for the cost of ingredients and my time.

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